Former FSU Credit Union Lending Director Indicted by Feds

Former FSU Credit Union  Lending Director Indicted by Feds

Kevin Robert Lee, 35, of Tallahassee, Florida, was arraigned on Friday in the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with twenty counts of bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, theft from a lending institution, and three counts of filing a false tax return.

The indictment was announced by Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

The indictment alleges that Lee was the lending director of FSU Credit Union (FSUCU), a Tallahassee-based credit union, a position that allowed him to open new customer accounts and approve lines of credit. The indictment also alleges that Lee served as treasurer of the Tallahassee Chapter of Credit Unions (TCCU), a non-profit organization that advocates procredit union legislation.

The indictment further alleges that, between June 2014 and November 2017, Lee fraudulently opened customer accounts at FSUCU using the names, dates of birth, and social security numbers of three individuals without their consent or knowledge, and in doing so, that Lee forged their signatures and fraudulently opened lines of credit for those accounts.

Further, Lee is alleged to have made unauthorized withdrawals and transfers of funds from the accounts of approximately 20 FSUCU customers, which were deposited into the three fraudulently opened accounts.

In total, Lee allegedly obtained or attempted to obtain more than $800,000. Lee also allegedly submitted false tax returns for the 2015-2017 calendar years.

The maximum penalty for bank fraud is 30 years in prison. Lee faces a 2-year mandatory minimum prison sentence for aggravated identity theft. The trial is scheduled for April 15, 2019, at 8:15 a.m. at the United States Courthouse in Tallahassee.

This case resulted from an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, after being alerted by FSU Credit Union. Assistant United States Attorney Justin M. Keen is prosecuting the case.

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3 Responses to "Former FSU Credit Union Lending Director Indicted by Feds"

  1. Snidely Whiplash   March 11, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Great work FEDs.
    Now can you just convine Jim Comey’s Weasels over there at the FBI to drop an indictment on our former Mayor Andy before Andy makes his “Suprise” 3/20/2019 “announcement”?
    We all know if Andy says he’s running for President those Weasels will fail to indict…likely as they “couluded” to happen!!!
    Chop Chop Drop Drop [the indictment].

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  2. David   March 11, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    “In total, Lee allegedly obtained or attempted to obtain more than $800,000. Lee also allegedly submitted false tax returns for the 2015-2017 calendar years.” …………………………….. SO, the IRS is up set that he didn’t claim the Stolen Money on his Taxes and the IRS didn’t get its cut of the STOLEN Money? Couldn’t this make the IRS an “Accessory After The Fact”?

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  3. David   March 11, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    ” Lee faces a 2-year mandatory minimum prison sentence for aggravated identity theft.” ………………… THAT’S IT? TWO YEARS? It will probably take the 3 Victims a lot longer than that to clear up all the damage his has created for them.

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